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Digital crimes are increasing, so is the need for improvements in digital forensics. With the growth of storage capacity these digital forensic investigations are getting more difficult. Visualization allows for displaying big amounts of data at once, so a foresic investigator is able to maintain an overlook about the whole case. Through zooming it is possible to analyze interesting parts of evidence without losing the general view. This paper gives an overview of data classification, data sources and a classification of available techniques. Different state of the art tools for visualization of frequency, timelines, e-mails and logging data are discussed. Further details on how these tools support the digital forensics progress through visualization are given. Finally a comparison between conventional approaches and visualization techniques is presented. The benefit for the reader is to get a quick overview of the state-of-the-art of visualization techniques for processing digital evidence.
Date of Conference: 22-26 Aug. 2011